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NASDAQ OMX Group Reviews

Updated 9 December 2014
Updated 9 December 2014
96 Reviews
3.1
96 Reviews
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NASDAQ OMX Group Chief Executive Officer Bob Greifeld
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits including 6% 401(k) match, but no public transportation stipend (in 7 reviews)

  • Brand recognition, intense work environment, never a dull moment (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Some of senior management are not that bright; others are excellent (in 11 reviews)

  • Upper Management have no clue on the business area I worked under (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    not a bad place to work if you are lucky work in the good team

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Relax working env, good people, good career prospective, HR training.

    Cons

    Some people are very hard to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen more to new employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid past, somewhat rocky future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you find yourself in the right role you will be presented fantastic opportunity to grow and learn. The business is very diverse and there are always "new" areas of the capital markets business to learn.

    Cons

    Promotion can be challenging, in sort of "typical" corporate environment manner. Who you align yourself with, professionally, can have a profound impact on the potential for career growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company

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    Current Employee - Service Account Manager in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Service Account Manager in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time

    Pros

    They have invested a lot of money in next gen service offerings, waiting to see how it all turns out. They pay well, no quota, opportunities for bonuses, cool people.

    Cons

    Very chaotic place to work. Many internal requirements in order to keep reports accurate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rome wasn't built in a day.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful people, great work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Late work hours are stressful.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Many great opportunities if in the right areas

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time

    Pros

    Very focused on maintaining profit. You will always be busy and working on important projects. Will get great experience in the technology organization

    Cons

    Environment does not foster innovation or risk taking. Very limited training opportunities. Technology area is focused on implementing big company waterfall processes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Represents everything that has gone wrong with the corporate world

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    Current Employee - Associate in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Associate in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some colleagues are nice and motivated, benefits offered are not bad.
    Work-life balance is good for financial services sector.
    The food in the canteen is decent.

    Cons

    Do you remember the film Office Space? Well, here is a place you can re-live it.

    LACK OF TEAMWORK: The culture is non-existent, people don't collaborate, don't share information. Everyone plays for themselves - team is an strange word in this company. Information is power is what I have been told.
    LACK OF SKILL: Middle-managers are lazy and totally uninterested in any development of those who report to them. People don't read and/or answer their emails, seriously.
    LACK OF MONEY (or just being stingy?):Everything is about saving costs. This results into staying in shabby hotels when travelling, unsubsidized cantine, having to use outdated technology...and slowly but surely decline in talent and performance....so sad.

    Of course there are teams that handle this better than others...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Please create a company culture - I know you tried, but failed.
    2. Instead invest in your people, systems and the environment.
    3. Stop trying to save cost - it gets a bit embarrassing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA (US)

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group as an intern

    Pros

    I really liked the people I worked with. Super efficient company. great mentor

    Cons

    nothing really bad to say

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Forget about flexible working.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group full-time

    Pros

    Nasdaq is a technology focused company and focuses to implement and maintain cutting-edge solutions, so if you like working with the latest technology, then some projects can be intresting..

    Cons

    Are a supporter of workshifting and the future of work? Do you believe that social media is no longer just a leisure activity but a big part of how companies are doing business and raising brand awareness? Do you believe that flex time is becoming more common, that if employees need to come into work later, or work from home on Fridays, they can. Do you appreciate companies that are recognizing your work and completing tasks on time are more important than meeting your 8-hour mark each day?

    Then Nasdaq is not the company for you.

    I found it very hard to maintain a working work/life balance, being used to perform certain personal task to keep up with day-to-day family issues, like having a shared personal calender in Google calendar, or communicate with my wife with Gmail.

    Nasdaq is using webfiltering to censor particular content Categories.
    Personal mail is not allowed, so access to mail providers like gmail.com, hotmail.com, outlook.com and Office 365 are blocked.

    Certain Personal Cloud storage providers are not blocked, however, bandwith are throttled, so access to sites like Dropbox is going painfully slow, making it useless. Among the categories and content blocked are Sex Education, Social Networking (Facebook is whitelisted), Chat (IM), Email, Gamling, Games, Abortion, Dating, Weapons.

    The company doesn't not encourague homeworking and criticize people not showing 100% facetime, not recognising family and caring responsibilites.

    There's a lot of internal politics hindering a dynamic and progressive work environment and managers tend to micromanage you.

    There are two types of career advancement: Progression (Moving to another job at the same or lower level) and Promotion (Moving to a job at a higher career level)
    Successfully meeting the skills and requirements for a career level does not necessarily entitle to a promotion. There must be either an open position, or the role’s depth and impact has had to increase in scope. The department must have a need and requirement for a higher level role.

    All workspaces are typically located in the open landscape and there's a fitness center with a gym that can be used free of charge. (classes cost money)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle management need to practice company values. Senior Management need to open up for the future way of working.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Extremely great learning experience.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Maynard, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Maynard, MA (US)

    I have been working at NASDAQ OMX Group as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work environment is very nice. Everyone is always ready to help. Totally satisfied.

    Cons

    I do not have anything to say for this section!

  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    A leaderless hodgepodge of soulless technologists.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at NASDAQ OMX Group

    Pros

    Good benefits. Free coffee. If you prefer to spend your workday in complete silence without interacting with another human being this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Your coworkers are unethical hackers. There is no upward mobility because there is nothing to move up to. This is a hands off executive team that purchases small tech companies. The companies either use and abuse the brand to grow, or end up in the waste bin. This is where careers go to die.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep searching the globe for countries who are dumb enough to buy your software. That's your niche. If you were any good at technology, you'd be in Silicon Valley, and if you were any good at finance you'd have more than a small data processing service. Your listing business should dry up quickly once customers figure out the scam. So keep selling to the dumb countries, there's tons of money there for people with low moral standards like you to feast on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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